Laena McCarthy

Focus: Business coaching, startup coaching, leadership coaching, work/life integration.


Laena Mira McCarthy is an entrepreneur, educator, and coach. Dubbed "extraordinary" by the New York Times, Laena is an unwavering optimist dedicated to helping women live their best lives.

As founder and CEO of Anarchy in a Jar, she created a successful food company at the forefront of the artisanal movement, building a dynamic national brand since it's organic inception in 2009. As co-founder of Integrated Hustle, she has created a vital enterprise that is devoted to educating and empowering women leaders and entrepreneurs looking to engage in the holistic work of aligning their personal vision with their professional ambition.

Laena and her company have been featured in The New York Times, T Style Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Martha Stewart Show, Bust, Elle Japan, Saveur, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, New York Magazine, Tasting Table, Serious Eats, Time Out New York, and many more. Her cookbook, Jam On: The Craft of Canning Fruit, was published in 2012 with Penguin Random House.

Laena graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College, received an MS in Information Science from Pratt Institute, has trained as a birth coach and food scientist, and was awarded the United States Antarctica Service Medal by the Department of Defense for her work with the National Science Foundation.

She takes on a select number of private coaching and consulting clients each year -- helping women entrepreneurs, from startup to 6 to 8 figures, strategize and realize their next level of leadership, revenue, and work-life integration. See notable success stories and testimonials.